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gab

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verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab

gabbed

;

gabbing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to talk in a rapid or thoughtless manner :  chatter

gabber

noun

Examples of gab in a sentence

  1. spent the time she should have been working gabbing with friends instead

Origin and Etymology of gab

perhaps extracted from gabble, taken as an iterative form Given the chronological gap and sense divergence, there is no likely relation between this word and Middle English gabben “to speak mockingly, scoff, tell lies,” marginally attested in Early Modern English.


First Known Use: 1786


2

gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  talk; especially :  idle talk

Origin and Etymology of gab

derivative of 1gab


First Known Use: 1790


3

gab

noun

Definition of gab

  1. :  gabardine 2

Origin and Etymology of gab

by shortening


First Known Use: 1939


GAB Defined for English Language Learners

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gab

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verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab for English Language Learners

  • : to talk a lot in an informal way usually about things that are not important or serious


GAB Defined for Kids

1

gab

play
verb \ˈgab\

Definition of gab for Students

gabbed

;

gabbing

  1. :  to talk in a relaxed way about unimportant things :  chat


2

gab

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noun

Definition of gab for Students

  1. :  talk about unimportant things



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